Telling the stories of the Anglican Church in Aotearoa, NZ and Polynesia

End of Life law fails safety check

Archbishop Philip Richardson, Archbishop Don Tamihere and a further eleven Anglican Bishops have joined religious leaders from across the country to warn of dangers in the poorly drafted End of Life Choice Act.

NZCCSS calls for homes, living wages

The New Zealand Council of Christian Social Services is calling on all political parties to put warm, dry homes and a liveable income for all New Zealanders at the top of their election agenda.

Guide maps Bible for explorers

New Testament scholar and Anglican youth group leader Dr Katie Marcar recently checked out the ‘Field Guide to the Bible,’ a resource to help young people get to know how the Bible can speak into their lives.

Putting Anglican assets into action

The General Synod Te Hīnota Whānui Working Group on Motion 11 has released a ground-breaking draft report this week that challenges the Anglican Church to redeploy our assets to serve our mission in the world.
• Mission Aligned Investment gains pace around the Communion
• Dunedin North Parish invests in 'win-win'

Holding a life in God's hands

Elaine Tyrrell reviews 'Purple Hands' an autobiography that recounts the 'great suffering and great love' revealed in the life story of missionary nurse midwife Rev Barbara Walker QSO.

Covid hits Auckland families hard

The Auckland City Mission says more Aucklanders are needing food support as 'below living wage' incomes have left families exposed to the extra financial pressures of two Covid-19 lockdowns.

Wellington shifts capital into mission

Wellington’s Diocesan Board of Trustees have made a prophetic shift of $1million capital into growing the Church’s wealth at the same time as financially backing justice and people-centred mission goals.

Refugee plan earns praise, critique

Anglican refugee advocates have welcomed the Government’s new funding for 150 places in its Community Organisation Refugee Sponsorship pilot scheme. But they say the scheme stops short of helping those most in need.

Sharing God’s love in a pandemic

As Aotearoa New Zealand experiences our second partial lockdown in response to a new Auckland-based cluster of Covid-19 infections, Archbishop Don Tamihere’s words of encouragement from this year’s virtual General Synod Te Hīnota Whānui speak again into our biggest city’s ‘new normal’.
• Watch Archbishop Don's charge on Youtube

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Top blogs

Jade Hohaia

Let peace be the pandemic

Jade Hohaia

Let peace be the pandemic

Anne van Gend

Helping students foreshadow a better fairer world

Anne van Gend

Helping students foreshadow a better fairer world

Peter Thirkell

Kill the End of Life Choice Act, not vulnerable people.

Peter Thirkell

Kill the End of Life Choice Act, not vulnerable people.

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Anglican Taonga Winter 2018